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American Gods:The Moment of the Storm #1

Neil Gaiman is giving us more American Gods.

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Calamity Kate #1

Writer: Magdalene Visaggio
Artist: Corin Howell
Colorist: Valentina Pinto
Letterer: Zakk Saam

Published by Dark Horse Comics

I’m going to start at the end of this issue. Writer/Co-Creator Magdalene Visaggio give a personal look at how Calamity Kate come from her need for “creative self-destruction.” I’m torn between wishing that missive had opened the book, and loving that it was at the end because it drastically changes how I looked at the rest of the story.

This is the story of Kate Strand, redefining herself. Recently divorced, she heads west and shows up on the doorstep of her former roommate, and best friend, in L.A.

The story is a poignant look at rebuilding a life from the ruins of abandoned bridges of the past. Oh, and monster killing.

The story in issue #1 is a bit disjointed, but...

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Starcraft Soldiers #1

Writer: Jody Houser & Andrew R. Robinson

Artist: Miguel Sepulveda

Letterer:  Steve Dutro

Publisher: Blizzard

Synopsis: Leiutenant  Shivani Singh has the grades, intelligence, and determination to have the best chance to quickly move to the top. But, she wants to be on the front lines of the Dominion. She quickly learns that being on the front lines facing the zerg is different from anything she already knows.

Review: What happens when writers Jody Houser and Andrew R. Robinson collaborate on  new comic series? You get the beginnings of what is sure to be an exciting adventure with a bit of emotional impact. While it’s about soldiers in space, it has the same feeling as a rookie cop show. This is not a criticism. In fact, this is what makes Starcraft Soldiers #1 so interesting...

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Tom Clancy’s The Division – Extremis Malis #1

SCRIPT – CHRISTOFER EMGARD

ART –  FERNANDO BALDO

COLORS – MICHAEL ATIVEH

LETTERING – RICHARD STARKINGS AND COMICRAFT’S JIMMY BETANCOURT

SYNOPSIS – Months after a bioweapon attack devastated New York City, the Division agents are the last hope of a United States struggling to hold itself together. During a mission gone horribly wrong, Division Agent Caleb Dunne’s partner is gruesomely killed and Dunne vows to track down the mysterious woman responsible. As he gathers clues to her whereabouts, he uncovers a grave threat to a nation already on the brink of total collapse.

THE STORY – I have to say I’m not a huge fan of video game adaptations in movies or comics and I’m not a huge gamer but judging this book just on the story alone it wasn’t terrible, the writing was good and could ...

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Black Hammer – Cthu-Louise

Story – Jeff Lemire

Art – Emi Lenox

Colors – Dave Stewart

Letters – Todd Klein

This venture by writer Jeff Lemire in his Black Hammer Series is a one-shot story. That fact is welcome by me because I personally have yet to read any book in the Black Hammer series. I have been meaning to, just haven’t got there yet. The story is about a little girl who is half human half the Lovecraftian creature Cthulhu, and her plight dealing with the other “normal” students in her school.

I absolutely LOVE this book the writing is fantastic, Lemire paints a beautiful picture of teenage angst and pain through the eyes of this little monster girl. It is a fantastic allegory about being happy with who you are in life and appreciating where you come from.

The art by Emi Lenox is very good, it is very cart...

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